The Athenaeum is like walking off the bustling streets of Liverpool and into an old movie. There are old men reading broadsheets in wing back chairs and large libraries with very old books. It’s a different world in there. Architecturally its very nice. There’s an impressive staircase, a grand news room for simply reading papers and the library feels like something from an Indy movie. Speaking of the library, I met the librarian called Roper. He’s a fascinating guy who is hugely passionate about it and wants to work there till he’s at least 85.